New Delhi: The official website of the Jawahar Lal Nehru Central Library has been hacked by a hacker group called ‘Black Dragon’. The hacker group's name has been associated with many 'pro-India' cyber attacks previously too.
The hacking by ‘Bl@Ck Dr@GoN’ and ‘H4x4rwow’ was announced on the Facebook page of the Indian Hacker's Online Squad.
This was done to protest against the anti-national sloganeering by JNU students, post their event on February 9. Students from JNU had organised an event on Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru who was hanged in 2013.
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The students had posted posters across the campus inviting students to gather for a protest march against “judicial killing of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat”. A case of sedition and other charges was lodged at Vasant Kunj police station against active participants for the same.
The hacked website was disabled by the authorities within minutes and taken down. This hacking was noticed on Tuesday evening after office hours.The matter was reported to the university's IT department and measures were taken to rectify it.
No official complaint was made in this regard.
The website carried messages against the 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru after it had been hacked. It also had messages such as, "We will kill each and every person that will go against the nation."